Sci/tech

Power Plant Waste Eyed for Green Building
April 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press

Coal-burning power plants spend millions disposing of fly ash, a fine powder loaded with mercury, lead and other toxic chemicals. Henry Liu has a solution to the quandary of fly ash disposal: He wants to bring it into our homes and offices.

Scientists Seek Clues to Dying Steelhead
April 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Steelhead, which are similar to rainbow trout but spend much of their lives in the ocean and return to rivers to spawn, have such complex life cycles that unraveling the mystery of their decline is difficult.

Study Indicates Mormon Crickets Invade to Survive
April 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The threat of being eaten could drive the march of Mormon crickets as they munch their way across millions of acres in the arid West, new research suggests.

Fossil Suggests Snakes Evolved on Land
April 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press

A fossil find in Argentina has revealed a two-legged creature that's the most primitive snake known, a discovery that promises to fire up the scientific debate about whether snakes evolved on land or in the sea.

Act Now on Climate Change, Scientists Urge Canada
April 20, 2006 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

Unless Canada's new government moves quickly to tackle global warming the country's economy and quality of life will increasingly suffer in decades to come, 90 top environmental experts told Prime Minister Stephen Harper in an open letter.

Scientists Find Strong Bacterial Glue
April 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A common bacteria that clings to the inside of water pipes stays in place with the strongest glue known to exist in nature, according to a team of scientists.

New Technology Could Help Clean Manure
April 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A new technology being promoted by Green Mountain Power and the University of Vermont might clean up manure before it's spread on farm fields, reducing the chances for air and water pollution.

Some Worms Like It Really, Really Hot, Study Finds
April 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

A species of worm that thrives on undersea hot-water vents prefers the hottest water possible, choosing to live at temperatures that kill other animals, researchers reported Thursday.

Hawaii Crews Vacuum Up Invasive Algae
April 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Marine researchers in Hawaii discovered a new way to clean ocean water from invasive algae -- sucking them up with an underwater vacuum.

Biologists Check Georgia Swamps for Woodpecker
April 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Elliott Minor, Associated Press

Wildlife biologists are searching one of the nation's most primitive swamps for the ivory-billed woodpecker, which was believed extinct since 1944 until one was reported in an Arkansas swamp last year.

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